Reconciliation Victoria organises three statewide reconciliation forums each year. These are open to anyone who has an interest in progressing meaningful reconciliation in Victoria - all welcome!
We try to vary the themes, locations and speakers for each forum, with one residential forum in a regional location each year, plus two one-day forums in a metro Melbourne location. One of these metro Melbourne forums is combined with our Annual General Meeting.
Saturday 18 August 2018 - MAYSAR, 184 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy. 10.15am-2.30pm
Theme: Advocating for Reconciliation with State and Local Governments
All Welcome! Registration Required via Eventbrite.
Saturday 27 October 2018 (combined with AGM) - metro Melbourne
More details to follow closer to the time. In the meantime, feel free to contact us with any questions.
Our most recent forum was held on Wurundjeri Country over the weekend of Saturday 14 - Sunday 15 April, 2018. It began with a Welcome to Country at Dights Falls by Uncle Bill Nicholson Junior, and was followed by a tour of local sites along the Birrarung and Bolin Bolin Billabong in Bulleen. The tour was followed by a forum in the evening at Candelbark Farm in Healesville.
On Sunday morning, after performing a cleansing smoking ceremony, Uncle Dave Wandin showed the group around Coranderrk, explaining the history of this important Aboriginal community and the work being undertaken there to care for Country and to restore and revitalise the property.
In what was a wonderful and inspiring weekend, Elders of the Wurundjeri Land and Compensation Cultural Heritage Council Aboriginal Corporation, Uncle Bill and Uncle Dave, generously shared their deep knowledge of culture, history and practice relating to the clans of the Woi wurrung language group. All left with a much fuller appreciation of Wurundjeri Country past, present and future. Read more
Find out more about previous statewide reconciliation forums.